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Norwegian Christmas Bread

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (At 110 To 115 F)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cardamom 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Diced citron/Mixed candied fruit 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
Add sugar, egg, butter, salt, cardamom and 2 cups flour; mix well.
Stir in raisins, citron and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down; divide in half.
Shape each portion into a flattened ball.
Place in two greased 9-in round baking pans.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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